The main reason I am drawn to group exercise classes is because they truly motivate me to do so much more than I would ever do on my own. I think they are inspiring, motivating, and energizing. I feel the same instructing them, and truly have to say I just love my job! When the music starts so does my adrenaline. I work out between four and five times every week. Most of my workouts consist of strength training, yoga/pilates, and indoor cycle, all of which I do in a group class setting.
Don’t be afraid to mix things up…try different formats and times of day, you’ll be surprised at all the variety that is offered and the results that can be attained. It is interesting how at different classes and/or times, you can have a variety of experiences. This is dependent upon the group of participants, size of the class, time of day, personality of the instructor etc. So…keep shopping until you find a perfect fit for you! When you attend a specific class every week you will start to make friends, get to know the instructor and become more comfortable within the format.